Best Fabrics for Dribble Bibs

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One of the most common questions I get asked is which fabrics should be used when making dribble bibs. If you Google “how to make a dribble bib” there pages of hits and so many different methods to choose from, I’m not surprised people get confused! Not that I’m going to prescribe a formula here as there many ways to skin this cat, but hopefully a bit of an explanation about the possible fabrics and their properties might assist you if you are at all confused. Continue reading “Best Fabrics for Dribble Bibs”

Ironing Board Re-cover Tutorial

ImageMy ironing board has been looking rather sad and sorry for itself for a while now and it’s been in the back of my head to recover it in some funky fabric, then when Mr Plush informed me that our current ironing board cover was made by the same company which have caused us such a headache over the word minky I decided urgent action was needed! (For some of the back story see this post. The iron-y (boom boom!) that we have one of their covers Continue reading “Ironing Board Re-cover Tutorial”

Popped My Quilting Cherry

Fiiiinnniiissshheeedddd!!!! My first ever quilt! SO chuffed… It’s not perfect by any means but I am over the moon with it. I did a beginner’s course run by Yasmin at Goosey Quilts and we learned so many different techniques it was ace. I’ve already started my second and have ideas whirring, I’m gonna have a plethora!

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New Space At Plush Towers

ImageThings at Plush Towers tend to move at 100 miles an hour, and the rate we get through premises is no exception. That terrible fabric addiction I have is to blame I think and fabric tends to eat the buildings we occupy. First it was my house, then it was my mum’s house, then it ate our first “proper” unit, then when 2 pallets of Kona solids arrived one day we knew it was time for another move. Continue reading “New Space At Plush Towers”

Sew Your Own Lunch Bag Kit, whoop!

The Lab has been super busy these past few weeks, we finally finished the “Sew Your Own Lunch Bag” kit after lots of blood sweat and tears. I’m absolutely delighted with the finished result! The pattern and the instructions look amazing. Can’t wait for pictures of the finished kits to come rolling in. Image

Quilting

I have been doing a quilt course for the past few weeks run by Yasmin at Goosey Quilts, it’s a sampler quilt we’re making so we’re learning lots of different techniques. It’s awesome. I didn’t think I’d love quilting quite so much but I do, its appeal to my inner geek has surprised me.

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The last class is next week and at the moment I feel like I’m a million miles away from having an actual quilt that me and my girl can snuggle under. I’ve been a very bad student and rebelled against pretty much all of the hand sewing blocks and have free styled my own way. The block above should have been done as a “needle turn appliqué” but I’d rather boil my own head than do all of all of that hand sewing so I machined it instead. I finished 2 machine appliqué blocks today (well my birdies just need some eyes) and then I just have a dresden plate to finish (it’s last… hand sewing remains, ahhhh!)

I’m a bit gutted I used the wrong stitch on the music notes and flowers so it’s a bit messy but ho hum…

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So… 1 block to finish, 9 blocks to strip up and quilt, then bias then I’m done, whoop!

So of course, I’m planning the next project before this one is finished (and ignoring the fact I’ve already started another quilt!). Baby Plush *needs* a doll so I bought this pattern from OhSewDollin on Etsy, might try and knock this up over the weekend and avoid hand sewing that dresden plate.

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Wot No Minky Fabric?

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**UPDATE**  If you have found this post and are looking for “Minky” the ironing board cover people, or are in search of their cleaning products , then please let me help you by redirecting you to their site here.  If however you were all good for cleaning products this week and were instead looking for some soft and luscious cuddle fabric that some people around the world still call “minky fabric” then please return to our website and search for “Cuddle” or “Plush” to find it.  It’s still the same fabric, what’s in a name, hey?!  Continue reading “Wot No Minky Fabric?”

Home Dec from Alexander Henry is Here!

Home Dec from Alexander Henry is Here!

Larkspur Brite Oxford Cloth

 

 We’ve been asked loads of times for some heavier weight fabrics, we already have some Kokka in stock so we’ve plumped out the range with some awesome Alexander Henry home dec weight fabrics. Some great cottons came in too, drool. See our new Home Dec weight fabric here, there’s more to come over the next few days too.